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Thousands of people have taken part in Portsmouth’s second annual pride 2016.

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Well over a thousand people stood in complete silence in Guidhall Square in the centre of Portsmouth to remember the victims of last week’s massacre in Pulse night club in Orlando, USA.

The crowd erupted into applause in a show of solidarity for the 49 victims as the town’s bells rung out, before setting off to Parade through the centre of Portsmouth.

This follows the vigil that was held in Portsmouth the night before, where the Rainbow Voices and local speakers lit candles in memory of the victims.


Following the attacks, Portsmouth’s famous Spinnaker tower was lit in the rainbow colours.


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This is the second annual Parade in Portsmouth with thousands speculating and taking part in Hampshire’s largest LGBT+ pride.